Innocent Spouse Relief

Renowned Idaho Innocent Spouse Relief Tax Lawyers Reduce Your IRS Liability

Helping you clear your tax record of your spouse’s liability

If you have been held responsible for tax liability resulting from a current or previous spouse, Martelle, Bratton & Associates, P.A. may be able to help you. You may be entitled to innocent spouse relief for a tax liability if it is solely the result of a current or former spouse’s actions. If you qualify for an innocent spouse designation, you may be released from the liability for the tax. Our experienced attorneys in Boise, Idaho can help you prepare your application for innocent spouse relief.

When does innocent spouse relief apply?

You could be designated an innocent spouse by the IRS for a variety of reasons. One of the more common scenarios is when there is a tax liability solely because a person’s husband or wife owned and operated a business that failed. Another reason might be if your former spouse chose not to pay taxes, and you had no control or ability to get them paid.

In cases of joint liability, the IRS attempts to collect the liability from whichever spouse is most convenient and available. Unfortunately, this individual is often the innocent spouse.

It may even happen that a former spouse has a tax liability, and your tax refund is seized to cover it. Undeniably, this situation is a hassle, but it is often possible to recover the refund. This is one of a variety of ways in which the IRS seeks to recover taxes from a spouse who in all actuality does not have any responsibility for the taxes owed. It is simply a matter of the IRS trying to collect from anyone it considers responsible. An innocent spouse application may clear you from liability.

Qualifying for innocent spouse status

It is not easy to qualify for innocent spouse status, because you have to prove that the failure to pay taxes was indeed the fault of the other spouse. To get joint taxes relief and clear your records, you need to provide evidence that you weren’t involved in the accumulation of the tax liability.

There are several ways to establish that a person is an innocent spouse, and the rules can be quite complicated. The IRS does not automatically grant a request, so we strongly recommend that you secure the help of an accomplished tax attorney to get the best results for your case.

Martelle, Bratton & Associates, P.A. can help you navigate the necessary qualifications for a successful application.

Let an experienced Boise tax lawyer clear your tax liability through innocent spouse relief

If your tax situation is being unfairly affected by the actions of your current or former spouse, we may be able to help you. Call Martelle, Bratton & Associates, P.A. at [ln::phone] or contact us online for a no-obligation consultation with a respected lawyer. We serve clients throughout the state of Idaho, including Boise, Eagle, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, North Idaho, Twin Falls, Meridian, Nampa and Caldwell, as well as Malheur County, Oregon.